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By Jennifer R. Wies, Hillary J. Haldane

ISBN-10: 0826517803

ISBN-13: 9780826517807

Anthropology on the entrance traces of Gender-Based Violence is a huge and obtainable quantity, with a really international method of figuring out the lives of front-line staff in women's shelters, anti-violence organisations, and outreach teams. usually written from a first-person viewpoint, those essays study govt staff, volunteers, and nongovernmental association staff to provide an essential photo of useful techniques to fighting gender-based violence.

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She hung up the telephone. Early the next morning she called again, this time from the safety of a police station. She told me that two men had grabbed her when she originally went to the train station to meet her friend. She explained that she and a friend had been forcibly taken back to the night club where 42â•…â•… Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence they had originally been working. After their abductors interrogated, hit, and threatened to kill them both if they tried to flee, they were left alone while their abductors prepared to move them to a different location.

I’m Not Disabled—I’m Female” Several months after completing my interviews with female Katrina evacuees, I gave a talk on gender issues in disasters at the Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference in Seattle, Washington. I saw this conference as an opportunity to get my message to every Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) representative I could locate. Two FEMA staffers attended my session and asked how other foreign nations and NGOs handle female-specific relief efforts. I explained that most large NGOs and government aid outreaches have gender officers and gender-awareness programs, adding that the position of gender officer was not my ingenious idea but that gender mainstreaming has long been considered a necessity in developing nations.

The shelter staff and volunteers maintained a philosophy originating in the Japanese feminist movement of the 1970s and 1980s, wherein they acted in solidarity with women rather than seeing them as “victim” and looking upon them with pity (Mackie 2000, 190). At the time of the founding of the shelter, the shelter supporters and organizers articulated the links between the current oppression and exploitation of women in Japanese society and the oppression perpetrated by Japan in Asia and Southeast Asia under systems of dominance and subordination throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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